7 09, 2016

Celebrate National Sewing Month with Baby Lock!

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:40+00:00 September 7th, 2016|give away|2 Comments

Baby Lock is celebrating National Sewing Month with a machine giveaway, AND free online sewing classes and resources for all! More details and a link below. Have you ever wanted to learn to sew? Or teach a friend or family member? National Sewing Month in September is the perfect time to do it! Baby Lock [...]

30 08, 2016

Coming Soon :: Blogger’s Quilt Festival!

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:40+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Bloggers Quilt Festival|11 Comments

Are you ready for the next installment of the Blogger's Quilt Festival!? I sure hope so - I can't wait to see all the quilts together for the Festival! The dates are set for September 19-31 - We will post quilts to the linkys, September 19-24, then vote September 25-30, with winners announced on October [...]

29 08, 2016

Adventures Quilt Patterns

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:40+00:00 August 29th, 2016|finished quilt, pattern|0 Comments

I have new quilt patterns that coordinate with my Adventures fabric line shipping this November to share today! It's always fun to make in my own fabric, but seeing your creativity in the fabrics you choose and layout decisions are the best. I can't wait to see what you create with these! Wildwood is [...]

11 08, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Double Dutch

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:40+00:00 August 11th, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

Double Dutch from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts is cute and fun to make. Double Dutch was beautifully pieced by my friend Shelly Pagliai – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! The Four Patch is possibly the earliest quilt block, with alternating light and dark fabric squares. The easy piecing offers a simple, [...]

10 08, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: The Wedding Quilt

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:40+00:00 August 10th, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

The Wedding Quilt from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts is a bold and beautiful quilt. The Wedding Quilt was expertly pieced by my friend Audrie Bidwell – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! The Greek Cross blocks in the center and border of this quilt are assembled like the common Churn Dash block. It's [...]

5 08, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Soaring

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:40+00:00 August 5th, 2016|finished quilt|2 Comments

Soaring from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts is a great way to explore value in your quilts. Soaring was beautifully pieced by my friend Melissa Corry – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! The design in this quilt top reminds me of birds in flight. The transition from light to dark fabrics in [...]

3 08, 2016

The Splendid Sampler – Halfway there!

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:40+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|work in progress|296 Comments

Hello fellow Splendid Sampler Sewists! I'm so excited about this project, and reaching the mid-point! I'm here to let you know that it's ok if you don't have all the blocks done -- It's ok. There's a number of things that have kept me from sewing my Splendid Sampler blocks, want a quick look? In [...]

2 08, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Mingle

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:40+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|finished quilt|1 Comment

Modern Heritage Quilts is widely available now, and I want to share all of the quilts with you! This sweet baby quilt, Mingle, was expertly piece by my friend Mary Kolb – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! I designed this minimal block to make a star when four blocks are set [...]

1 08, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Abloom

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:40+00:00 August 1st, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

Abloom from my new book, Modern Heritage Quilts is a great example of a traditional block in a modern setting! I enlarged the blocks to make them the unique focal point in a soft sea of grey fabric. The Flowering Snowball block was one of many patterns made widely available by the Ladies Art Company [...]

29 07, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Tunnels

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:41+00:00 July 29th, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

Tunnels from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts is a fun use of scraps from multiple projects. Tunnels was beautifully pieced by my friend Shelly Pagliai – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! When designing quilts, I often take cues from traditional blocks and look for a way [...]